News articles about Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Huntington Ingalls Industries earned a media sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the aerospace company an impact score of 46.2780013636196 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

A number of research firms have commented on HII. BidaskClub upgraded Huntington Ingalls Industries from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 12th. Citigroup Inc. reiterated a “neutral” rating and issued a $233.00 price target (up previously from $224.00) on shares of Huntington Ingalls Industries in a research report on Monday, October 9th. Deutsche Bank AG reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $240.00 price target (up previously from $230.00) on shares of Huntington Ingalls Industries in a research report on Wednesday, August 9th. ValuEngine upgraded Huntington Ingalls Industries from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, September 1st. Finally, Cowen and Company reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $210.00 price target on shares of Huntington Ingalls Industries in a research report on Tuesday, August 22nd. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Huntington Ingalls Industries presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $209.00.

Shares of Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) opened at $235.07 on Friday. Huntington Ingalls Industries has a 52-week low of $146.52 and a 52-week high of $236.94. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.78, a quick ratio of 1.47 and a current ratio of 1.63. The company has a market capitalization of $10,674.06, a PE ratio of 21.33, a P/E/G ratio of 1.35 and a beta of 1.19.

Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, August 3rd. The aerospace company reported $3.21 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $2.62 by $0.59. Huntington Ingalls Industries had a return on equity of 31.12% and a net margin of 7.93%. The company had revenue of $1.86 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.79 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $2.32 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 9.3% compared to the same quarter last year. research analysts forecast that Huntington Ingalls Industries will post 11.59 earnings per share for the current year.

In related news, VP D R. Wyatt sold 800 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, August 11th. The stock was sold at an average price of $214.83, for a total transaction of $171,864.00. Following the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 19,865 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $4,267,597.95. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Also, VP William R. Ermatinger sold 2,985 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, August 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $215.10, for a total value of $642,073.50. Following the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 32,810 shares in the company, valued at $7,057,431. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 2.22% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

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About Huntington Ingalls Industries

Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc is a military shipbuilding company and a provider of professional services to partners in government and industry. The Company’s business consists of the design, construction, repair and maintenance of nuclear-powered ships and non-nuclear ships for the United States Navy and coastal defense surface ships for the United States Coast Guard, as well as the refueling and overhaul and inactivation of nuclear-powered ships for the United States Navy.

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